Allaire Orange Trail

MODERATE 118 reviews

Allaire Orange Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Allenwood, New Jersey that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

5.7 miles
347 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




Pleasant, easy walk through some scenic woods This entire hike follows the Orange Trail. Catch it beyond the kiosk at the west end of the parking lot and stay right. You need to play very close attention, as the trail is not blazed well in places and there are numerous unmarked trails in the area. The blazes actually look red much of the time. The Orange Trail soon joins with the White Trail and together they pass a golf course on the right. White Trail leaves to left. Continue northwest on Orange. It reaches a stream and turns southwest, following the stream for a while. It joins the Blue Trail, then leaves it as the Orange Trail turns south. The Orange joins the Blue Trail again for a short distance, but continues southeast while the Blue Trail leave to the left. The trail then skirts a gravel pit and you're back in the parking lot shortly afterward.

2 months ago

So this trail is not necessarily “easy” i day this because it is very easy to get lost and confused. The trails intertwine with one another and the orange markings look yellow so just remember there is no yellow trail! It’s long and beautiful and my dog loved it. Lots of bikers so if you’re walking with a dog keep that in mind. Also, WEAR BUG SPRAY!!!! Tick galore and spider webs every 2 steps. But beautiful, private and great workout. I recommend.

3 months ago

Easy is NOT!

The NOT, is capitalized but is not meant as an angry expression.

To me Manasquan Reservoir trail is easy. Is mostly one flat, wide, trail there. Allaire is not easy. Bring a map or a good app to guide you. You can and will get lost otherwise.

I actually enjoyed my walk which felt more like hiking. First timers, be mindful of the terrain, you can easily twist an ankle. There is a lot of bike trails.

Tried to follow the supposedly “easy” orange trail which shows on the Trail app. Took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up doing 4.5 miles instead of the 5.7 intended. Didn’t mind at all! I was so tired of the many turns and ups and down.

At some point found a group of cyclists who were very mindful of the 54 years old coming at them in an up hill narrow trail. Thanks people for being so courteous!

I wouldn’t bring children unless I was clear of the trail to follow and that it’s an easy one.

Give it a tried. You might like it!

6 months ago

ABSOLULTY lovely trails with beautiful scenery and everyone comes with their dogs and its just the best

6 months ago

Nice wooded trail. Many unmarked trails cross this trail. Make sure you check the GOS frequently to stay the course.

mountain biking
7 months ago

8 months ago

One of my regular runs. Always nice

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Monday, December 26, 2016


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Wonderful Trail. Wear shoes that can get wet

Thursday, October 27, 2016

super fun, with small hills. well maintained

trail running
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Not really good for a running to pound miles footing not good for speed work. Good if you are a cross country runner. Have to watch footing at all times. Twist an ankle then your done for a while.

I did feel feel good after accomplishing it although my pace only 14min mi like walking even though I was running!

mountain biking
Friday, September 30, 2016

Fast and Easy

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

there were alot of tree roots did anyone else see

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Great place to take the whole family. Especially the dogs.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

really nice clean trail!

Friday, June 03, 2016

Nice little trail. There is a simple beauty in a walk in the woods.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Excellent for all skill levels

Monday, November 09, 2015

Great little getaway

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I love this trail in the winter.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Very good

mountain biking
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Pretty cool trails, you kind of get lost the first time but , the work out its great

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Great trial to do well maintains

mountain biking
Monday, June 23, 2014

Rode the Orange trail with my 12 year old son. Great trail for a beginner. He is new to Mt biking and had difficulty with some parts of the trail, but we still enjoyed the 4.6 mile loop. Great way to spend some time out of the scorching sun. Highly recommend.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

I was looking forward to hiking this trail, but in the end, it went from my wish list to the “one and done” list. To fairly review this trail, I have to look at the trail itself as well as the hiking experience. Its actually a nice trail that gives the user a nice view of the typical NJ coastal plain/pinelands environment. There’s a small burn area that is recovering, giving users an idea of how a pine forest recovers from a forest fire. The trail was well marked with both blazed plastic stanchions as well as what looked like freshly painted blazes on trees. At the trailhead, there are signs posted warning trail uses that 1) You are in ground zero for Lyme disease bearing deer ticks and 2) Bikers must yield to hikers and hikers must yield to horses. The problem with this trail is that its classified as a multiple use trail - horses, mountain bikes, and hikers - and its totally unsuited for multiple uses. Its dangerous.The trail’s hazards stem from both the physical layout and human nature.

First the physical issues. With the exception of a couple of broad areas, the trail is a singletrack - i.e., not wide enough for cyclists to pass hikers. To allow cyclists to pass, hikers must move to the knee high brush immediately adjacent to the trail. There is no better place to pick up ticks, but there’s no where else to go. Other sections of the trail are in gullies which means that hikers can’t get out of the way due to 3 - 4.5 foot high side walls. The trail also has lots of curves and switchbacks, resulting in very limited lines of sight. By the time I saw some cyclists, they were only a few yards away.

Now the human nature part. As a hiker, I had the right of way over bicyclists, but as a realist, I knew that this really comes down to common sense. Its easier for a hiker to clear the way for a cyclist and had there been a collision, the hiker would probably be more likely to be injured. However, it was apparent that none of the cyclists either were aware of or followed the rules of the trail. Very few gave any warning that they were approaching and fewer bothered to even slow down. To be fair, I don’t know exactly how a cyclist could yield to a hiker given the physical limitations of this trail. Still, they could have announced themselves and slowed down a bit.

In order to safely hike this trail, you need to be hyper vigilant to watch and listen for cyclists both in front of and behind you. This need to concentrate on not being hit by a mountain bike really ruined the experience. It was a lousy hike.

trail running
Friday, November 15, 2013

Love this trail! Got turned around a bit but overall the orange markers are well placed. Saw a couple horses, mountain bikers & a hiker-- perfect for a trail run. The single track switchbacks make for a vigorous run-- beautiful area!

Friday, July 19, 2013

more relaxed on orange trail but once u get into orange blue and orange white it gets interesting! Lot's of fun!

Saturday, March 02, 2013

It was a nice hike. Finally got some nice weather. Took my 6 and 8 year old kids. It's wasn't too strenuous for them, as they've hiked Acadia before, but they were pooped because it was the first real hike of the season.

The trails are pretty well marked but near the high tension wires we lost the trail. Lots of mountain bikers, so if you're hiking be careful because not one stopped for us. Scared my little girl half to death.

You my see some horses on trail as there are a number of stables near by. We saw a few. The riders let the kids pet them. Made their day.

mountain biking
Saturday, August 04, 2012

Lots of fun! We are new to mountain biking but wanted something more challenging and "natural". This park hits the spot! Besides the orange trail we also looped around to the blue and white. Orange is easy to medium difficulty. Wider than the blue and has some sandy parts but overall lots of fun. Relatively flat with some roller coaster up and down. Blue is tight, less sand and roots but has many turns. Also lots of fun! The white is supposed to be most difficult but we enjoyed it. Mostly hard packed gravel and sand with some elevation changes. This is our new favorite spot! Enter on hospital road look for the huge gravel lot with tons of bikers.

mountain biking
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

With easy access from Hospital Road, Allaire State Park offers MTB riding suitable for all skill levels. There is nothing too difficult here; however there are enough roots, stumps and other obstacles to keep even advanced riders occupied. Well maintained single-track with some annoying sandy spots, particularly when there's been little rain, as areas of the park were used as sand quarries in the past. Park gets VERY crowded on the weekends, especially Spring/Fall. Be respectful of hikers and horse riders, and they will return the courtesy. Always a good workout and a solid day of riding to be had at Allaire State Park.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Great trails for hiking and biking. Good for a couple hours out in the woods. Several colored trails with different levels of expertise. Lower end can get extremely muddy. You'll find wood and dirt trails throughout. Lots of great areas to explore.

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